autofs mount/unmount daemon
automountd is an RPC server that answers file system
mount and unmount requests from the
system. It uses local files or name service maps to locate file systems to be
mounted. These maps are described with the
The following options are supported:
automount finds any non-trivial entries
in either the local or distributed automount maps and if the daemon is not
running already, the
automountd daemon is
automatically invoked by
automountd enables the svc:/network/nfs/nlockmgr
service (lockd(8)), and the
(statd(8)), if NFS mounts need to be
See largefile(7) for the description of
the behavior of
- Assign value to the indicated
automount map substitution variable. These
assignments cannot be used to substitute variables in the master map
- Turn off browsing for all
autofs mount points.
This option overrides the -browse
autofs map option on the local host.
- Trace. Expand each RPC call and display it on the standard output.
- Verbose. Log status messages to the console.
automountd when encountering files
greater than or equal to 2 Gbyte (2^31 bytes).
- Master map for automounter.
automountd service is managed by the service
management facility, smf(7), under the
Administrative actions on this service, such as enabling,
disabling, or requesting restart, can be performed using
svcadm(8). The service's status can be
queried using svcs(1). If it is
disabled, it is enabled by
automount(8) unless the
application/auto_enable property is set